Welcome to the mid-week crisis we call WEDNESDAY.
Our Hoosierland weather will be another day like yesterday...partly cloudy skies, temps back up around the 90+ degree mark and plenty of humidity. And, we might have a small chance of a shower later on...maybe.
All the makings of staying someplace where it's nice and cool.
But, we've plenty of ice and refrigeration, right? Time to get that cold drink poured and parked close-at-hand, as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the desert is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
WHAT was being taught, but HOW we learned all that stuff. Then, we got into the REAL world and learned a lot more, right?
So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at "The Olympia Academy"...
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
AUGUST 10 -
---Today is NATIONAL LAZY DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL S'MORES DAY
*** Next up, another major drug ring busted with multiple raids across the Summit City.
(and there are a lot of mug shots there, too).
With TWO exceptions, ALL of those being charged are...(wait for it)...LATINO!
And who are this area's fastest growing part of the population?
(all together boys and girls)... LATINO!
First thing I'd do with this crew is check their CITIZENSHIP STATUS. Bet a lot of them don't meet the requirements.
(every ring has to have some sort of "leader", right?
Eighteen people charged (with more coming, no doubt) and not one of the 5 houses (they now say 4) raided by local and federal agencies was on the SE side.
How the hell does that work? Oh wait...those charged HAVE to be dealing to the LOWER-level drug sellers and they in turn can be found down here. That's gotta be it.
Let's hope this puts a serious DENT in the street-pharm trade in this city.
*** Next, I read where about 4700 students in the Allen County area are taking advantage of the school VOUCHER program.
FROM the public school system...imagine that.
Leave it to those politicians to screw up a damn one-car parade, too.
Now, I don't care WHAT side of the aisle they're on...this is wrong (imho).
WTF are YOU smoking, huh?
The last time I checked, the USA was somewhere around 27th as far as education LEVELS of our students...BUT, we're NUMBER ONE in SPENDING per student, per year.
Now, HOW the hell are we supposed to spend MORE than any other nation on the planet when we're ALREADY doing that, and getting crappy results FOR all that money, hmm?
Well, we could blame Jimmy Carter for creating the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION back in 1977.
Funny, we did very well BEFORE the creation of that department...look it up. Graduation rates were MUCH higher, and the USA was a lot farther UP that education level list (like at the TOP), and we spent a lot LESS per student.
So, WTH went so damn wrong, anyway?
Let's blame the progressives and their want of centralization of education (one small step away from socialism).
The statistics prove we've done NO better (and a lot worse) since the DoE was "born".
But, the leftards want to find ways to dump even MORE monies into public schools. And allowing vouchers helps that HOW, exactly?
The weird thing is that many (especially upper-class) dumbocrats send THEIR kids to private schools anyway, so they have no dog in this particular hunt, do they?
Just go back to how it was...BETTER!
*** Next, A rally was held last evening at City Hall for those loved ones killed (mostly on the SE side) and people are asking questions of our prosecutor, who no doubt has excuses...I mean reasons as to WHY hardly any of the cases involved have been solved.
Here's the story:
Sounds reasonable, right?
Funny, I recall others wanting "justice" as well...like the BLM group.
Only their form of justice involves going after law-enforcement with a vengeance after officers have been cleared of wrong-doing, like in the Ferguson case, and yes, even the Freddy Gray case.
Justice is one of those odd things, in that it is often "open to interpretation" by individuals.
It should be a lot simpler...like truth, but one person's justice is another person's injustice.
*** Next up, more on "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"Thank you for caring about me."|
Has to be the heat.
|The garden spot for Hobo.|
If he plans to keep hanging around our place, then I should be considering some sort of "shelter" for those cold winter months.
|This glass table top is cool to lay on.|
Food and water won't be a problem (keeping the water from freezing will be).
*** Last back to the sweatbox...much of the problems people encounter can be easily dispensed with.
But what leads us to make the right choice?
Well, education is a large part of it. Knowing the difference between right and wrong goes a LONG way when it comes to choosing wisely.
Common sense is another part of it. Some things in life just "feel" wrong, so you don't chase after them. Or, they "feel" right, and you know which way to go.
|And our foolishness comes from being human.|
But, armed with that I just mentioned, it produces a better outcome even in bad times. It may not be the vicorty you wanted, but it's certainly not the defeat that could have transpired.
Would be be so fortunate that more people would wish to take the time to figure such things out for themselves.
The world WOULD be a lot better place...for everyone.
Stay SAFE out there, America.